The Orogen Group

 

About Us


The financial services industry is going through a significant transformation driven by changes in regulation and new technology and data-driven business services solutions. We believe that over time the industry will evolve from one dominated by large leveraged conglomerate banks and unregulated non-bank financial companies to a broader and more decentralized network of vertical financial services companies.

The Orogen Group is an operating company that was created by Vikram S. Pandit and Atairos Group to identify and leverage the unique opportunities created by this shift in the financial services landscape. We provide a unique combination of active strategic partnership and patient long-term capital. Our approach is to make significant long-term strategic investments in growth companies with proven business models where we can create value as the industry evolves. By creating and fostering strong partnerships we believe we can help our partner companies grow beyond their expected potential.

The Orogen Group has extensive strategic and operational experience in the financial services industry and combines a deep understanding of financial services business models - and where value can be created - with an understanding of the evolving regulatory and technology landscape.

For more information, contact us at Info@orogengroup.com.

Our Team

VIKRAM PANDIT - CEO

Mr. Pandit spent his career in financial services and has been a participant in and a catalyst for some of the tremendous changes the industry has experienced over the last several decades. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1983 and ultimately became President and Chief Operating Officer of the company's institutional securities and investment banking businesses. Mr. Pandit left Morgan Stanley to become a founding member and chairman of the members committee of Old Lane, LP. When Old Lane was acquired by Citigroup in 2007, Mr. Pandit became Chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments and later led Citi's Institutional Clients Group. He became CEO of Citigroup in December 2007 and led the company during the most challenging economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression, successfully recapitalizing, restructuring and revitalizing the company before he left in October 2012. Mr. Pandit is a member of the Board of Directors of Virtusa Corporation, Fair Square Financial Holdings, JM Financial Credit Solutions Ltd., and Bombardier Inc. Mr. Pandit is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. Mr. Pandit earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Columbia University and received his Ph.D. in finance from Columbia in 1986.

RUCHI MADAN - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ruchi Madan has 25 years of experience in financial services, having served in operational, investment and advisory roles. Before joining The Orogen Group, she was the head of strategy at Citigroup where she was responsible for key strategic initiatives and value creation opportunities. During the financial crisis, Ms. Madan worked closely with Mr. Pandit to evaluate the performance and value of Citi's component parts. She was instrumental in the creation of Citi Holdings, the non-core assets and businesses of Citigroup, and in setting the strategy for Citi's core businesses. In addition, Ms. Madan spent more than 16 years as an equity research analyst, primarily at Citigroup, covering financial services, including commercial and investment banks. As a top-ranked research analyst, Ms. Madan performed due diligence on all aspects of a company's operations, including its strategy, management team, financials, and risks, through which she developed investment theses and recommendations. Ms. Madan also spent time as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch, advising financial services companies. Ms. Madan received her MBA from New York University and a B.A. in Economics from Baruch College.

SHANNON BELL - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Since 2014 Shannon Bell has worked with Vikram Pandit to help build and manage his portfolio of early stage investments in new financial and data services companies. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications and has spent the majority of her career in financial services where she has developed expertise in reputation and crisis management, brand building and corporate communications. Ms. Bell started her career at APCO Associates, a global public affairs firm, where she built grassroots and grass tops campaigns for some of the country's largest companies and trade associations. In 1997, she joined Standard & Poor's, serving as a director of media relations for its debt ratings business. In 2000, Ms. Bell became director of public relations for Zurich Financial Services where she was responsible for directing Zurich's corporate communications strategy in North America. She joined Citigroup in 2003 and ultimately became director of corporate communications and corporate spokesperson. At Citi, she was responsible for developing integrated communications strategies for corporate announcements including acquisitions and divestitures, capital planning, management changes and financial results. She received her B.A. from Emory University and is a member of the board of directors of Children of Bellevue.

KEVIN WONG - PRINCIPAL

Kevin Wong is an investment and strategy professional with 20 years of experience in financial services across many subsectors. Mr. Wong joins The Orogen Group from Citigroup where he held multiple positions in corporate strategy, country strategy, and risk management. At Citi, he helped the company develop new business initiatives, improve performance measurement and resource allocation, and respond to regulatory issues. Before joining Citi, Mr. Wong was a Vice President in Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies, where he was responsible for long/short equity investments primarily in global financials. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he spent over 6 years at McKinsey & Company in the financial services practice, advising companies on strategy and operations. Mr. Wong also worked at Three Cities Research, where he evaluated new transactions and monitored existing investments in middle market companies. Mr. Wong received his MBA from Harvard University and his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

ZACHARY YEZZI - ASSOCIATE

Zac Yezzi joined The Orogen Group from Barclays where he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group. In this role, Mr. Yezzi focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity financings for financial services clients, with a particular focus on Financial Technology, Insurance and Asset Management. Prior to joining the Financial Institutions Group, Mr. Yezzi worked on Barclays’ Structured Products desk, where he focused on the origination and structuring of cross-asset derivative products to institutional clients. Mr. Yezzi graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance.

Our Partners

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of IT consulting and outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for Global 2000 companies and leading software vendors in banking and financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, and media & entertainment.

Contact

Info@orogengroup.com

+1-212-332-4580

One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2416

New York, NY 10020